The obvious challenge with renewable energy sources like solar and wind is: what do you do when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing? Solar and wind generators don't tend to produce electricity in convenient amounts whenever...Show More Summary
Fights over tech policy are going increasingly local. Most technology regulations have been federal issues. There have been a few attempts to regulate on the state level -- including Pennsylvania's ridiculous attempt to demand ISPs filter out porn in the early 2000s. Show More Summary
It’s a question that has dogged young lawyers for generations: How do I choose my area of practice? Some people are lucky in the sense that they knew right from a tender age that they wanted to be a lawyer and knew exactly what area of law they wanted to......
The Obamas are staying in Washington -- and renting this nine-bedroom, 8,200-square-foot mansion.
This is somewhat surprising, but good: after a few days of deliberation, the jury in the redo of the Oracle v. Google case concerning Google's use of Java's APIs in Android has resulted in a jury verdict finding that Google's use was allowed as fair use. Show More Summary
Did you know Virginia allows people with only a bachelor's degree to be magistrates? And they are the ones approving search warrants. [Katz on Justice] Domino's Pizza is the latest target of Eric Schneiderman, and the pizza chain is accused of discounting the hours employees have worked. Show More Summary
We can't go silent in front of Trump supporters.
An international trial goes long.
Managing partner Bruce Stachenfeld shares wisdom from business writer Patrick Lencioni.
Friend-of-blog Keith Cunningham-Parmeter (Willamette) has just posted on SSRN his superb piece, From Amazon to Uber: Defining Employment in the Modern Economy, which will appear in the Boston University Law Review. From the abstract: American companies increasingly hire workers without...
Limited time offer: Support Techdirt and get a "Nerd Harder." T-shirt! Normally at this time of the week, we post our "Techdirt Reading List" suggestion for a book worth reading, but this week we're suggesting something that's a little...Show More Summary
Peter Thiel, an eccentric libertarian and billionaire tech entrepreneur, confirmed on Wednesday that he financed Hulk Hogan’s successful lawsuit against Gawker, after the website published a portion of a sex tape featuring the wrestler. Show More Summary
More thoughts from columnist Stephen Williams on how in-house lawyers can deal with underperformers.
There are some places where you just might have some success in landing clients. Here are five of them.
Does this school give JDs preferential treatment over LLMs?
Hackers taking advantage of neurotic lawyers.
The wealthiest clients can afford to pay hundreds of dollars an hour for representation. The poorest may be able to find a lawyer for free. It's those in the middle that can be the hardest to attract. For, while Internet marketing has made it easier to get your name......
A Las Vegas judge handcuffed a public defender and seated her with inmates after she spoke over him in court. Assistant public defender Zohra Bakhtary had been arguing to keep her client out of jail when Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told her to "be quiet,"......
God bless the corporate scandal. Not only does it provide a bit of voyeuristic schadenfreude, it's a valuable teaching moment. "See kids, don't do what that white collar criminal did." And whether it's a Bank of America executive's claims that the bank has become a sexist "bro's club" or......
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District in California refused to grant an injunction to halt the law recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that would force very prominent warnings on ads of sugary drinks. It means that there's effectively nothing to stop the law from......